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BC Mobile Medical Unit
July 17, 2014
The province’s Mobile Medical Unit played a key role in saving the lives of four people on board a small plane that crashed after taking off in a remote part of B.C.’s Central Coast last weekend.
June 23, 2014
As the first local fruits and vegetables of summer start to ripen, the BC Centre for Disease Control is reminding people to practice safe home canning. Improper canning can lead to botulism, a serious form of food poisoning that can cause death.
BC Children's and Sunny Hill
June 23, 2014
As the weather warms up, so does the potential for young children to fall out of windows that don’t have proper security locks. BC Ambulance Service and BC Children’s Hospital are asking parents to make sure their windows and balconies are safe.
June 19, 2014
(Vancouver – June 19, 2014) – A new mobile app developed by researchers at the Child & Family Research Institute (CFRI) at BC Children’s Hospital and the University of British Columbia can measure respiratory rate in children roughly six times faster than the standard manual method.
May 21, 2014
A contest challenging healthcare workers around the province to submit creative photos to promote hand cleaning has captured a national prize.
May 14, 2014
As the days get longer and warmer and more people spend their evenings and weekends outdoors, the BC Centre for Disease Control has some tips to reduce the risk of illness.
BC Cancer
May 13, 2014
In partnership with the BC Cancer Agency and the Canadian Cancer Society BC and Yukon Division, the Surrey-North Delta Division of Family Practice together with Fraser Health, is reminding women 21-69 to get a Pap test every two years to prevent or detect cervical cancer.
Perinatal Services
May 12, 2014
Parents are being asked to check their newborn’s stool colour in an effort to detect early signs of a rare but fatal liver disease, as part of the new Biliary Atresia Home Screening Program launched by Perinatal Services BC.
May 12, 2014
Provincial health officer Dr. Perry Kendall has released new HIV testing guidelines for health-care providers in B.C. to encourage all British Columbian adults to get tested.
BC Children's and Sunny Hill
May 9, 2014
Health Minister Terry Lake joined hospital officials, staff, community members and health-care partners today to clear the way for construction of the new Teck Acute Care Centre on the grounds of BC Children’s Hospital and BC Women’s Hospital + Health Centre.

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